Re: [OpenID] Mailing List etiquette question.

2006-12-01 Thread David Nicol
the general etiquete is to avoid me-too posts.  Another general rule is that
general rules are superceded by specific rules.  When the question is a show
of support or opposition to a proposal, brief yea/nays from all are acceptable.

The question of what to think of the silence following a substantial post to
a list -- was it so good that there was nothing to add, or was it so bad that
it was not worth pointing that out? -- is known as Warnock's Dilemma
after Brian Warnock, who succinctly described it on a perl 6 discussion list
in 2000.  (ever since I seem to be evangelizing the term, having gotten it
listed in Wired Jargon Watch for instance)

Warnock's dilemma is very similar, in human behavior terms, to the aspects
of human nature that allow all passerby to not intervene in ongoing violence
in urban settings, for instance.  There's a term for that too but it's been too
many years since I took that psychology course.


On 11/30/06, Scott Kveton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 +1.  Don't be shy to speak your mind.

  As being one that often floats proposals to the list, I'd encourage people 
  to
  voice their opinions even if it is just agreeing with someone else.  With
  silence it is hard to know if people agree with you, think you're crazy, 
  don't
  care, or haven't read it.

  On the other hand, [posting a me too] almost seems like spamming the list

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Re: Mailing List etiquette question.

2006-11-30 Thread Scott Kveton
+1.  Don't be shy to speak your mind.



On 11/30/06 6:48 PM, Recordon, David [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi Gavin,
 As being one that often floats proposals to the list, I'd encourage people to
 voice their opinions even if it is just agreeing with someone else.  With
 silence it is hard to know if people agree with you, think you're crazy, don't
 care, or haven't read it.
 
 --David
 
 
  -Original Message-
 From:   Gavin Baumanis [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent:   Thursday, November 30, 2006 06:35 PM Pacific Standard Time
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; specs@openid.net
 Subject:Mailing List etiquette question.
 
 Hi everyone,
 
 Just a quick question.
 I was about to send a reply in support of Avery's suggestion, but before I did
 thought I would ask;
 
 Is it appropriate to respond to the list with,
 Yes - I agree  - that seems like a simple / easily implemented solution
 (in essence adding support to the proposal, allowing all subscribers to gauge
 the worthiness of the suggestion - yet, not adding in any new information)
 
 On the other hand, it almost seems like spamming the list?
 
 Thanks.
 
 Gavin
 RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
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